Sunday, 24 August 2014

Starburst holo scaled gradient skittle for Nailpolis celebration

Scaled gradients like you've never seen them before! And a triple scaled gradient at that! This mani is my abstract interpretation of the theme celebration/party for Nailpolis' 1 million Facebook fans contest. My first thought was 'fireworks', and my second though was 'I don't want to actually paint fireworks!' Away with literal interpretations! Bring on the crazy.

 
VIDEO TUTORIAL AT THE END OF THE POST!

I used starburst nail vinyls from nailvinyls.com along with a foundation makeup sponge to help create this look. Check out the video below!

This mani is indeed confusing but it also isn't perfect. I didn't always line up the nail vinyls for both scales exactly the same. My pinky nail only has one point of a star as its third scale, and on the middle finger the third gradient is rotated weird. The green holo polish I used for the pointer finger didn't blend as well as the other holo polishes, so the gradients on that nail are kind of meh. Clearly this means I need to buy more holos. And do more practice!











Starburst nail vinyls
Kitty meme cause Menchie is always in my way! See this meme along with a whole collection of others on my Party Mix page!


1 MIN OR LESS VIDEO TUTORIAL:

The video should be self-explanatory but note that I cut the starburst nail vinyls a little bit so that the points did not surpass the black part of the gradient I'd just applied. I could have avoided this by making the black gradient go further up the nail, but I honestly didn't even know what I was doing or how it would turn out until I was done. Surprise!

Please check out the Gradient Guide for more general tips on gradients, quick dry top coats and nail vinyls, along with a dedicated section to scaled gradients at the bottom of the page.

Polishes used:
- Color Club 'Angel kiss' (blue holo)
- Color Club 'Eternal beauty' (purple holo)
- Color Club 'Miss bliss' (pink holo)
- ILNP 'Mega (L)' (silver holo - stay tuned for a swatch and then some of this and the entire new ILNP Fall collection!)
- Girly Bits 'Lack of pies' (green to purple duochrome holo)
- Cult Nails 'Nevermore' (black creme)



9 comments:

  1. I am sure that the Nailpolis jury will love this one, it is fun to look at it and it really looks like some fireworks!

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    1. I hope so! Not sure I will get full points on theme, but whatever!! Break rules not nails, right?! :D

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  2. WOW that's stunning!! I should try this!
    I follow you now, I think you should get more follower, your page is so great!
    I love it ♥

    Lovely greetings,
    Nailpolish addicted
    www.nailpolish-addicted.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! Yeah I don't do much blog networking, I probably should! Most of my networking and growth is on Instagram. How do I promote my actual blog though, other than to people on Instagram? I have no idea lol

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    2. Yes, I saw your page. :) I also have Instagram now, maybe you want to follow me on Instagram or Blogspot too? It would be great! ♥ nailpolish_addicted_blog
      I always watch your videos, I love them! ♥
      I don't know much possibilities, but you could visit www.blog-zug.com. I got some follower, but I still just have 20 on Blogpsot haha :D Maybe it helps you! :)

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